Kismet Wireless

Kismet Forums


Posted by:bobmagoo
Subject:launch problem
Date:15:35:13 06/10/2010

Go with compiling from source for Ubuntu Lucid, the package they have is only up to the version of Kismet from May of 2008(

I've been running the latest release(Kismet-2010-07-R1) for a bit now and it works great.

After you compiled(I had to install a few -dev packages like lipcap-dev and libncurses-dev when ./configure wouldn't continue without them) and get things installed, you should be fine just running kismet, if it doesn't detect the card, add a line to /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf with something like "ncsources=wlan0:type=BCM4315" to prod kismet into detecting the right card/driver.

Like I said, it's been working great for me after the above steps.
Great program, newcore is good times.

> > Hi . I install kismet on Ubuntu 10.04 with Synaptic , and change kismet.conf, but i cannot start kismet
> >
> > Launching kismet_server: //usr/bin/kismet_server
> > Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
> > No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
> > Non-RFMon VAPs will be destroyed on multi-vap interfaces (ie, madwifi-ng)
> > Enabling channel hopping.
> > Enabling channel splitting.
> > FATAL: Unknown capture source type 'BCM4315' in source 'BCM4315,eth1,broadcom'
> this looks like you're running a very old version of kismet. If you insist on using a version years out of date, it may not support your cards, and bcm4315 isn't one I remember ever being supported in a kismet version that old.
> The release version is 2010-07-R1, you should use that. If your distribution does not provide an up-to-date version of the package you should complain to them, and will have to compile it manually yourself.

Reply to this message